|Project by itsmic||posted 03-27-2011 11:41 PM||2339 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgBMixXAFTc “TO HEAR IT” here is a link to Youtube
Hi Everyone This is the first box of a series of 5, I cut all 5 box sides and then all fronts and backs at the same time, hence my series designation. This Jewelry box is for a present, can’t say who yet, it is a surprise! It is 6 by 9 by 4 1/2 and is another of the most ambitious boxes for me yet. The body of the tray is popular, with a rock maple floor. The body of the box is re-purposed hard wood, and since I am not an expert, or close to it, in identifying wood, it remains a mystery. The box has finger joints, 5/16th, with a raised veneered floor (a re-sawed rock maple veneer), a mitered lid, with a raised solid rock maple center, with a lip cut to fit into the body of the box. The tray is crafted with a solid rock maple floor, rabbits on the sides to hold the section boards, and a foam velvet covered ring holder, and jewelry sections. The musical movement is from Rockler, called “music box dancer” one of the inexpensive ones, they really can get expensive if you want to pay. Since the musical movement came with no cover, I made my own out of Plexiglas, lots to learn about that yet, this was just my second attempt. I used solid brass hinges, with a solid brass mortised stay, and solid brass ball feet. For the finish, I used a natural stain, then three coats of poly, doing each surface separately, to keep it level so that it makes for the best results. This box was challenging and very much fun to make. Thanks for looking, any suggestions or ideas of wood types are appreciated.
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